Yokohama Tire Corporation has furloughed some of its employees at its West Point manufacturing plant until further notice, according to an internal email from the company obtained by The Dispatch Wednesday evening.
Yokohama Tire Corporation is shutting down production at its West Point manufacturing plant for two weeks, beginning Saturday, in response to the COVID-19 virus, the Japan-based company announced Friday.
West Point’s Yokohama Tire Company plant met only about half of its expected tire production goal in 2018, with company officials pushing the blame primarily to employee turnover and facility issues.
The Golden Triangle Development LINK, however — which helped recruit the plant to the region — is pointing the finger back at the company.
In an effort to combat employee turnover, Yokohama Tire Corporation created a new work schedule for its West Point plant employees.
Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Company in West Point is investigating employees in possession of fraudulent WorkKeys certificates.
Yokohama Tire Corporation’s West Point plant has come a long way in three years.
A Columbus woman is claiming in a federal lawsuit that Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi fired her for raising concerns about discrimination against a pregnant employee and whistleblowing other employees’ alleged illegal activity — including sexual harassment and using company funds to pay prostitutes.
Yokohama’s tire manufacturing operation in West Point is asking the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to modify its wastewater pretreatment permit to allow for more zinc discharge.
Nearly a year after accepting a grant from Yokohama Manufacturing, the East Mississippi Community College Training Facility in West Point officially celebrated the four new classrooms it opened for its manufacturing classes.
Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi has hired 300 employees and hopes to hire 500 — most from the Golden Triangle region — by the end of 2016.